A crash course in changing the world.
I raised awareness by telling my neighbour(s) about it, then I asked if they could pass it on as well. I don't know whether they will or won't
Added by Peter Whittington on June 21, 2012 at 7:02pm — No Comments
In 'my' vision of the future, women are equal to men completely. This happened by people actually accepting that, women are similar to men in more ways than they are different.
Added by Peter Whittington on June 20, 2012 at 7:46pm — No Comments
I am reporting on a new currency that is compatible with every item that you need credit cards for (or gift cards.)
It solves the problem of wasting time, going to the shops, finding gift cards, purchasing them, going home and then having to redeem them. It also saves having to give away credit card details.
Added by Peter Whittington on June 20, 2012 at 7:40pm — No Comments
I like the secret that says: It's possible to report on infectious diseases without being a graduate-trained scientist, this means that you don't need to have studied a subject for all of your life to be good at it. It could also mean that during a crisis, everyone needs to help somehow.
Added by Peter Whittington on June 16, 2012 at 2:57am — No Comments
I chose the organisation water for people.
I also chose to spread the word about this, my neighbours think that water/food deprived children need water more than anything else. Hopefully they will pass the message on as well.
Added by Peter Whittington on June 15, 2012 at 7:31pm — No Comments
project for the City1) Build siesmic history into Christchurch
everyone's answer1) Good idea, considering the earthquakes
Project for the City2) Add seawalls
Answer 2a) Good idea, unnecessary, but still a good idea
Answer 2b) What about people on the beach when there is a tsunami? What happens to them?
Answer 2c) Good idea, may be necessary in the near future [with earthquakes etc.]
Added by Peter Whittington on June 15, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments
I would pick tsunami, seeing as we have had lots of earthquakes where I live and we are also relatively close to the sea/ocean.
The data I would track is power (water + electricity = bad plan,) the amount of acsessable water and also the amount of floodwater. This is because floodwater moves quickly and is dangerous to drink.
For this to be possible the height of rivers would have to be monitored and water would have to be rationed
Added by Peter Whittington on June 15, 2012 at 8:12am — No Comments
I like http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/02/ff_futureofmoney/all/1 the most and think it is a viable solution because would speed transactions up and, seeing as the new money is compatible with paypal, iTunes etc. no-one would be running around trying to get gift cards and vouchers.
Added by Peter Whittington on June 15, 2012 at 8:05am — No Comments
Evoke used to operate in the shadows, hidden but still making a difference.
Members are around high school age and join either as a school project or as a way to make a difference.
The ethics/work habits for an Evoke agent should be: a will to make a difference and creativity/means to gather information.
Secrecy helps the evoke network work because the site can't do work when they are being inundated with invites, interviews and media coverage.
Added by Peter Whittington on June 15, 2012 at 7:59am — No Comments
Even though most developed countries are trying to give women more rights, in developing countries women are sent to do all of the work, some of the worst countries for this are: Afghanistan, women live for a year less then men on average, if you only get to 45 (average lifespan of a afghan female) then that is a lot of time lost.
Iraq: Lets face it, Iraq wouldn't fit most people anyway, but there is a lot of abuse aimed at women and girls and females get kicked out of their homes so…
Added by Peter Whittington on June 14, 2012 at 7:48pm — No Comments
For world water day I would set up a fun event at the beach with lots of sporty activities, but would also see if I could get a replica of the AfriDev or the PlayPump in, to show everyone what children in developing countries have to do for water. I would also set up an event for a full 24hours, instead of earth hour we could have water day. An event where participants go for one day without water.
Added by Peter Whittington on June 1, 2012 at 8:29am — No Comments
Seeing as season 1 of evoke seemed to be focusing on humans (Water crisis, food crisis etc.) the next one should probably have more environmental focus. Such as climate change, illegal logging and pollution.
It could also be more power focused (like getting power from underground places). I mean, there are loads of sustainable power sources, like hydro-electric, kinetic, wind, solar and wave. But there aren't as many un-sustainable ones, like co-generation(petrol, oil, coal etc.) and…
Added by Peter Whittington on May 16, 2012 at 7:10pm — No Comments
The AfriDev uses a different motion to the PlayPump, while the PlayPump goes in circles, the AfriDev goes up and down, the playpump can produce 20Litres in 3minutes, while the AfriDev does 20Litres in 30seconds.
The AfriDev pumps water from underground, where pollutants would find it hard to get at. I would also like to suggest that the PlayPump's tank should be placed closer to the ground.
P.S. I am not scrapping/dissing the PlayPump or its creator, Trevor Field, you can…Continue
Added by Peter Whittington on May 15, 2012 at 7:08pm — No Comments
Today is a very special day, it is ANZAC day, we decide that we will have home-grown veges and some deer (venison) from when we were hunting. The barbecue is all fired up for the meat, but this is a different sort of barbeque, it is connected to our wind-solar turbine instead of the LPG which has pretty much run out. This is harnessing the motion energy (Kinetic energy,) wind energy and solar energy, this is turned into electricity via a generator, the electricity goes in place of the flame…Continue
Added by Peter Whittington on May 15, 2012 at 6:51pm — No Comments
I picked Bernd Melchior for the solar-wind turbine. He is making a hybrid, vertical-axis wind turbine coated with flexible solar panels. The wind turbine is shaped like a corkscrew for maximum surface area (Meaning more wind power and more solar panels) and can turn in winds 4-90mph (6.4-144.8kmph.)
Added by Peter Whittington on May 14, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I would invent a recharging torch (torch/ flashlight.) I would do this by getting two torches, getting the bit that turns the electricity to light and reverse it, insert that into the first torch so it has both converters, then the light to electricity would help recharge the battery, while the electricity would still lose more power than it gains, it would increase the lifespan of the batteries and torch.
Added by Peter Whittington on May 14, 2012 at 7:33pm — No Comments
I would having water from a freshwater lake that is a 2 minute walk away and I would be eating macaroni cheese. I would bring the macaroni cheese and a cup to the lake and eat there, at the purpose built picnic table.
I would show the local community how to grow lettuces et cetera, and ask them if they could spread that knowledge, if they did then more and more people would find out and eventually a person being affected by the crisis would hear, then they could grow some some food for themselves. Donating to the Red cross/ Salvation army/ City mission is also a great way to help
Added by Peter Whittington on May 6, 2012 at 5:53am — No Comments
Food shortages are only active in some parts of the country (NZ) but the parts that don't get enough food are supported by charities such as the City Mission and the Salvation Army
Added by Peter Whittington on May 6, 2012 at 5:40am — No Comments
In 2022 I will be 22 years old and will be a scientist, studying chemicals and trying to create things that people haven't even tried to make before. I will get to Tokyo by plane (NZ to Japan) and I will try to find extra opportunities while i'm there.
Added by Peter Whittington on May 2, 2012 at 7:46pm — No Comments